Court Remands Two For Beating Up Police Officer

By Toba Adedeji


Two middle age men Suraju Adeniyi and Lateef Olaitan on Monday was brought before an Osogbo Magistrate’s’ Court in Osun for allegedly assaulting a police officer.


The two accused persons were arraigned on one count charge bothering on Breach of peace.


The prosecutor Sergeant Ajayi Sunday told the court that the duo conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by gathering at an India Hemp joint.


He explained that the offense committed by the duo is contrary to and punishable under section 249 (D) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2003.


However, the duo pleaded not guilty to one count charge allegation pressed against them by the police.


The defense counsel Mrs. Raji Abiodun applied for their bail orally, in the most liberal and affordable terms.


The prosecutor opposed the bail application made by the defence counsel.


He explained that the charge sheet needs to be substituted.


Ajayi noted that the duo committed the offense on 6th of October at Asoje area in Osogbo where their thugs also beat a police officer at the place where they were later arrested.


The duo belongs to a gang of which they will go after the police if they were granted bail, he added.


The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Oloyade ignored the application of the defense counsel and ordered the duo be remanded in Ilesa prison custody as she adjourned the case to November 9th for applications on bail.

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